PARIS — Tributes to helmers Ridley Scott and James Ivory as well as a sampler of films produced by HBO are slated for the 29th American Film Festival in Deauville.
Event, which runs Sept. 5-14 in the Normandy resort town, is still compiling its offerings in the sneak preview, Panorama and Competition categories, to be announced Aug. 19.
Fest opens with Ron Shelton’s “Hollywood Homicide,” with star and frequent Deauville visitor Harrison Ford in attendance.
Closer is Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River.”
Ridley Scott will present “Matchstick Men” and there will be a screening of the director’s cut of the first “Alien” pic.
James Ivory will present pics including “Le Divorce,” starring Naomi Watts.
The tribute to Ed Harris will include “Pollock,” which he directed and toplined.
HBO Films topper Colin Callender will receive the Flame of Deauville trophy, and a dozen HBO productions will unspool, including “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself.” Pic’s helmer Bruce Beresford will attend.
(Alison James contributed to this report.)
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